New Orleans police are investigating the death of a 26-year-old woman.
The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office identified the victim as Lauren Tanski. John Gagliano, the coroner's chief investigator, says Tanski was found beaten and strangled inside of her home early Monday morning.
Detectives have yet to determine a motive or suspects in the case.
A 20-year-old man on the run from New Orleans police officers shot and killed himself this morning in the 3000-block of Sandra Drive in Algiers, the police department said today in a press release.
Police say the man fled from Fourth District officers after they spotted him on Sandra Drive with a gun. The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his family, fired several shots at the police when they began pursuing him. Officers requested backup and set up a perimeter, and did not return fire.
A 56-year-old Baton Rouge man has been indicted on a charge that he threatened to murder former New Orleans U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and members of his immediate family.
U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. said in a written statement received by The Advocate that Gerald Estrade faces a charge that carries a possible 10-year prison term. The formal charge is threatening to murder a former federal law enforcement officer and/or his family members.
Cazayoux added that the case is under investigation by the FBI.
An audit of the University of Louisiana at Monroe shows the university is missing funds totaling $58,554 from its Department of Recreational Services as a result of cash control deficiencies.
The audit, released Thursday by the Louisiana legislative auditor, noted that additional funds could be missing because some pre-numbered receipts had been removed from the receipt books and about three months of cash register tapes were not located.
A 48-year-old Denham Springs man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after admitting he stole $127,600 in high-tech equipment from the U.S. Coast Guard and sold it to people in the United States, Sweden and Colombia.
The Advocate reports Raymond L. Beavers told U.S. District Judge James J. Brady Thursday he sold the equipment because of a gambling problem.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan A. Stevens said Beavers spent some of the money on tickets and trips to LSU athletic events.